Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:31 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Red Hat CentOS, with almost 30% of all Linux servers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux-derived distro is #1 according to Web Technology Surveys.
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RE[8]: Really a good distro
by nt_jerkface on Thu 29th Jul 2010 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Really a good distro"
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2009-08-26

Yeah Oracle made a PR splash when they introduced OEL but they didn't really made any sucess. Those are not customers. They just took OEL and use it, like they would use CentOS. Only a few of those 1,500 actually pay support.


LOL only a few of those customers actually pay support? How deluded can you possibly be? Half the links in their high profile customer list have quotes from customers praising the support program:
http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/025990.htm#Activision

Why are you being so dismissive of their success? They clearly have some major companies that have switched from Red Hat. Does this bother you? Both companies are doing well financially so why are you trying so hard to downplay the success of Oracle's program?


Also, that CW article about Yahoo isn't true. It says Yahoo had 50,000 of RHEL servers. If they used basic subscription ($350) that would make $17.5m per year. That kind of money would show up on Red Hat bottom line. But it didn't.


Sometimes companies will just pay for a handful of RHEL support contracts and then roll out updates internally to thousands of servers.

Funny how you didn't seem to know that but then made this comment:

You on the other hand, probably never saw a RHEL box and never logged to Red Hat Network in your life


Whatever helps you sleep at night.

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